Groundwater Quality Studies in Sumba, Indonesia 2016 & 2017

Monishka Narayan, KG Evans, Sarah Elizabeth Hobgen, Bronwyn Myers, Penelope Wurm, Rozeeta Thapa

    Research output: Working paper


    Groundwater from open wells in Sumba was collected and analysed for cations, trace elements, E.coli, anions and pesticides to determine its suitability for drinking. Physio-chemical parameters were also analysed. The obtained elements were compared against the trigger values in the Indonesian drinking water guidelines. For all groundwater collected, cation, trace elements and pesticide were below their respective trigger values. However, few wells tested positive for E.coli and calcium carbonate and hence possible remediation techniques to disinfect the wells are recommended.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCharles Darwin University
    Number of pages33
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017


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